COVID-19 Update

We want you to know that Ballast Tax and Business Services is taking all the necessary precautions to keep business running as usual while our communities deal with the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID 19). We’ve issued a protocol to all our Ballast Tax staff for keeping the workplace clean and safe and for the best interest of employee and client health.

  • Our accountants will be replacing all in-person meetings for the foreseeable future with either a web meeting (via or conference call. We would be happy to provide further instructions for this type of meeting.  
  • While we traditionally still receive some tax forms via hardcopy in the mail, we are asking that all clients who are able, please scan your return and electronically submit paperwork through our secure portal.

  • If you are unable to scan your documents, please note that we will delay processing any hand-mailed paperwork we receive for at least a week, to avoid potential virus transmission on surfaces.

  • We will be suspending our receipt of cash payments, but will continue to accept payment by check, money order, and all major credit cards.

  • We will be automatically filing extensions for all individual returns as we away a formal tax deadline extension from the IRS.

  • In the event that our offices were to close, Ballast Tax and Business Services can meet your service needs under many different circumstances. Our accountants have the ability to work remotely using our secure access technology to continue to serve you.
  • We have technology that shifts our main phone service line to cellphones, so you should continue to call Ballast Tax and Business as usual.
  • We will keep you informed of any changes and potential extensions the IRS may make as things develop.

If you need any additional information on some best practices to reduce the spread, please read best practices issued by the CDC.

Thank you for your cooperation.

We’ve Changed our Name!

Kanne CPA is now Ballast Tax and Business Services

(March 5, 2019 — Woodbury, MN) For over 30 years Kanne CPA, LLC has been providing superior accounting services for tax and businesses in the Twin Cities. Kanne CPA announces a brand change, now operating as Ballast Tax and Business Services — signaling the continued growth and exciting momentum for the future of the business.

Kanne CPA, which has operated alongside financial advisory firm Ballast Advisors for the last six years, will continue to offer the same accounting and business services out of our offices in Woodbury and Eden Prairie, as well as serving our clients in Southwest Florida.

“We believe rebranding the accounting practice will make it easier for all our clients to understand the wholistic financial planning services we offer at Ballast,” says owner Paul Parnell. “We want clients to understand this comprehensive approach is something that sets us apart from other financial advisors and accounting practices.”

Ballast Tax & Business Services strategies are designed to help small businesses meet both long and short-term goals. The services include: tax planning and preparation, IRS representation and financial reporting and payroll.

The transition will be seamless for clients for the 2019 tax season, with founder, Gary Kanne continuing as Senior CPA and manager.

”With tax season upon us, we hope this brand change helps our tax accounting clients feel better connected to the other important aspects of business accounting services that happen year round,” says founder, Gary Kanne. “Our team of dedicated accounting professionals is working hard every day to help our clients succeed. We are still accepting new clients.”

The filing deadline to submit 2018 tax returns is Monday, April 15, 2019 for most taxpayers. For a complimentary consultation, contact 651.735.4488.

Please note our new website URL,